ARACHNOPHOBIA BITES AS TARANTULA DIS­COV­ERED IN TRALEE!!!

MAN FINDS LARGE HAIRY CRITTER IN RUS­SELL ST

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS - By SINEAD KELLE­HER

KEEP your eyes peeled for a hairy tarantula in Tralee fol­low­ing the dis­cov­ery of the ven­omous spi­der by a Tralee man while walk­ing down the street.

Trevor Galvin was on lunch­break when he made the grisly dis­cov­ery on Rus­sell Street, just near the en­trance to the Tralee Shop­ping Cen­tre.

Be­liev­ing he had found what was an in­jured tarantula, Trevor quickly snapped a photo of the un­usual dis­cov­ery on his phone.

He later posted the pics on so­cial me­dia with many of his fol­low­ers ar­gu­ing it was likely just the skin of a tarantula he had found.

They usu­ally lose their skins in or­der to grow big­ger in a process known as molt­ing and this may be what Trevor spot­ted in Tralee town on his lunch­break.

“I was just walk­ing on the foot­path and there it was,” he told The Ker­ry­man “To me it looked like he was in trou­ble and was ly­ing on the ground. I thought maybe he had fallen out of some­one’s back-pack or some­thing but people have said it is his skin. I didn’t touch it it could ven­emous.”

Taran­tu­las are com­mon to South Amer­ica and while there are cer­tain species found in Europe – mostly in Spain and Italy – they are not usu­ally seen in Ire­land. They are also kept as pets and it is thought most likely that Trevor’s find was of the es­caped pet va­ri­ety.

If Trevor’s find was of a freshly-shed ex­oskele­ton, it means an even big­ger beastie is roam­ing town. Here’s hop­ing oth­er­wise.

The car­cass - or ex­oskele­ton - of a tarantula dis­cov­ered by Trevor Galvin on Rus­sell St.

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